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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 3:54:24 AM
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1) A cross section is a cut through something (such as a coaxial cable ) at an angle perpendicular to its axis in order to view its interior structure. A well-known example is a cross section of a tree that shows its growth rings and tells its age.

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/cross-section

Is "cut" a noun and "throughout" a preposition or "cut through" a phrasal verb?
thar
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 4:47:33 AM

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'a cut'

There is an article. It must be a noun. It can't be a phrasal verb.

A cut:
'though the coaxial cable'.

You could have a cut round the cable, or along the cable. You could call it a cut across the cable. But they have chosen to describe it as a cut through the cable.

The sentence is describing a cross-section.

A cross section
is
a cut through something.

Eg
It is a cut through a coaxial cable
Or
It is a cut through a tree.


It looks like a typo, but be careful not to confuse
'through' (from one side to the other - you drive thorough London, you sleep through the night)
with
'throughout' (all of it - everywhere, all the time without pause or gaps - there are power cuts throughout London; she was vomiting throughout the night)

Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 5:02:10 AM
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